Prostate

Resources

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American Cancer Society www.cancer.org 800-227-2345 250 Williams St. NW Atlanta, GA 30303 American Urological Association www.auanet.org 800-828-7866 410-689-3700 1000 Corporate Blvd. Linthicum, MD 21090 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) www.cdc.gov 800-232-4636 1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30329-4027 National Cancer Institute www.cancer.gov 800-422-6237 BG 9609 MSC 9760 9609 Medical Center Dr. … Read More

Glossary

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ablation: The removal or destruction of a body part or tissue or its function. active surveillance: Close observation of prostate cancer with periodic testing and initiation of curative therapy if testing suggests cancer progression, offered to patients with low-risk (and some with intermediate-risk) prostate cancer. adjuvant: An additional treatment used … Read More

6. Living with Prostate Disease

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If you’ve been given a diagnosis of prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or prostatitis, you may feel overwhelmed. Prostate disease causes frustrating and unpleasant symptoms that may seriously affect your quality of life. As with any illness, though, you’ll find it helpful to be well informed so that you … Read More

5. Erectile Dysfunction and Urinary Incontinence

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As you have learned in this report, prostate disease and treatments for it can cause troublesome symptoms, the most common of which are erectile dysfunction (ED) and urinary problems, including incontinence. These symptoms are not only inconvenient and unpleasant but they can also significantly interfere with everyday life and intimate … Read More

4. Prostatitis

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The term prostatitis describes inflammation of the prostate gland. Unlike other prostatic conditions, prostatitis affects younger and older men alike. It is common, affecting up to 16 percent of men in their lifetimes and keeping urologists busy: It’s responsible for 25 percent of all visits to urology clinics. In the United … Read More

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